Ernest & Young (EY) Southern Africa Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program 2019 for high-potential Female Entrepreneurs

Application Deadline: June 21, 2019

Entrepreneurial Winning Women join an elite business network of the country’s best high-growth companies and participate in a customized executive leadership program with year-round activities designed to:

  • Expand their knowledge with the latest information, research and executive dialogues about business strategies and practices.
  • Identify potential partners, strategic alliances, customers and suppliers as well as prospective sources of private capital.
  • Provide access to informal, one-to-one guidance and support.
  • Strengthen their executive leadership and business skills and identify opportunities to grow through meetings with senior advisors and seasoned entrepreneurs.
  • Increase national and regional visibility for themselves and their companies among corporate executives, investors and the media.


To take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity, applicants must fit the following criteria:

  • Woman business owner (at least a 51% owner) who is the founding CEO of any privately held US or Canadian company less than 10 years old. If there are other women co-founders, they may apply as a group if the group meets the ownership criteria.
  • For those women who have sought outside investment, the founding woman entrepreneur may still apply if she retains a majority ownership stake of what’s left after deducting all outside investments.
  • Company must have reported at least $2m in sales for each of the last two fiscal years. (Typical applicant company revenue ranges from $2m up to approximately $30m annually.)
  • 2019 applicants must be able to attend a two-day orientation session on September 24 – 25 in New York City as well as the EY Strategic Growth Forum, November 13-17, in Palm Springs, California. Attendance at both the Orientation and Strategic Growth Forum is mandatory.
  • Please note the following additional eligibility rules:
    • Only for-profit businesses may apply.
    • Franchisors are eligible, but franchisees are not.
    • Former EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award winners are not eligible.

EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women 2019 application

Nomination form

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the EY Southern Africa Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program 2019


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